By Ashlee Duren | Photos by Amy J. Owen
When Stacey and Anthony King outgrew their house, they decided to build their new home in South Augusta.
And with a new home comes new holiday traditions.
“Christmas has always been my favorite,” Stacey explains. “It’s a time for being with those you love and thanking God for the many blessings he has given you.”
This year, the Kings have their new house to add to their blessings. Their five bedroom, four and a half bath home, off Brown Road, provides plenty of space for their family. The couple, who have two adult daughters, also serve as home host providers for two boys in need.
“I want the boys to experience a different type of Christmas this year, one filled with new traditions,” Stacey says.
Stacey’s love of Christmas stems from her childhood. “We had a wonderful childhood, and we always had two Christmas trees – a live one and an artificial one,” she says. Stacey and her younger sister lost their father at a young age and were raised by their mother. She worked hard to make sure her girls were afforded every opportunity and to ensure that any dream they had was achievable.
In honor of her upbringing, Stacey has several trees throughout her home, each with a different theme.
The formal tree, which stands in the formal living space, is a flocked Bedford Pine, decorated in elegant shades of white with pops of neutral pine cones and flowers. Moving into the kitchen/main living space, there is another flocked tree with more fun decor and festive red ornaments.
The smaller tree in the living room features a red, white and green motif and spins slowly when lit. The look is complete with a galvanized tree collar.
Christmas Eve brunch will be a memorable event at the King household this year. Extended family from all sides will gather in the morning and stay well into the evening. The food will be plentiful, but as always with this family so will the love.
Appears in the November/December 2020 issue of Augusta Magazine.